Letter O: Opossum/ Day & Night
Weekly Newsletter: Opossum /Day & Night
February 17 – 21, 2020
Here are samples of activities that your child may be participating in this week.
Tuesday – Letter Long “O”
How you can participate: Talk with your child about what it means to be friendly…how you like people to be friendly with you.
Book – Possom’s Harvest Moon (on Goodreads)
Phonics – “O says o,o,o,o,opossum…hanging by my tail hurts some.”
Art – Orange O’s
Fine Motor Skills – Playdough O’s
Music – Make some noise
Wednesday – Science: Shadows & Flashlight Day
How you can participate: Turn off your lights and explore the house with a flashlight. Have your child bring a flashlight to school.
Book – My Shadow
Action – Flashlight Play
Art – Tissue paper a Flashlight
Science – Exploring Color and Light
Music – Listen and Move
Thursday – Playin’ Possum
How you can participate: Have fun taking turns “playin’ possum” with your child.
Friday – Opposites: Day/Night
How you can participate: Take turns with your child playing the opposites game…one says “day”, the other “night”. One says “up”, the other says “down”.
Opossums are scavengers, and they often visit human homes or settlements to raid garbage cans, dumpsters, and other containers. They are attracted to carrion and can often be spotted near roadkill. Opossums also eat grass, nuts, and fruit. They will hunt mice, birds, insects, worms, snakes, and even chickens.